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Lausanne-Flon, Place de L'europe, Switzerland

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A: Lausanne-Flon, Place de l'europe

by Eric Souvaroff, 50 meters away

Lausanne-Flon, Place de l'europe

B: Panoramic Lausanne, Switzerland

by Ivan Schuler Pascasio, 310 meters away

Panoramic Lausanne, Switzerland

Panoramic Lausanne, Switzerland

C: Cathedral of Lausanne, Entry Hall

by Alain Tuor, 400 meters away

This is the first hall when entering the Cathedral of Lausanne from wher we see, of course, the main ...

Cathedral of Lausanne, Entry Hall

D: Cathedral of Lausanne Main Hall

by Alain Tuor, 430 meters away

Main Hall of the Cathedral of Lausanne -This 36o has some perfectible bits but it gives an idea of it...

Cathedral of Lausanne Main Hall

E: Elysée Lausanne - a museum for photography

by Stefan Seiz, 1.2 km away

Garden and museum for photography in Lausanne, Switzerland

Elysée Lausanne - a museum for photography

F: Vue De Sauvablin

by Papagrigoriou Athanasios Soulis, 1.3 km away

I think this is the best point de vue of Lausanne, here, we are at Sauvablin and behind we have the w...

Vue De Sauvablin

G: Olympic Museum Lausanne

by Rolf Ris, 1.4 km away

A place of emotions, the Olympic Museum helps you relive the great moments of the olympics. Records a...

Olympic Museum Lausanne

H: KNIE Circus By Night - gigapixel panorama

by Jerzy Pajor, 1.5 km away

Circus KNIE in Lausanne by night.Cyrk KNIE w Lozannie.It was pleasure to photograph this extraordinar...

KNIE Circus By Night - gigapixel panorama

J: Underneath the Cedar in Ouchy

by Alain Tuor, 1.7 km away

Underneath the bid cedar, between the International Olympic and the Thai Pagoda, situated in a wondur...

Underneath the Cedar in Ouchy

This panorama was taken in Switzerland, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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